Unanswered Email

Irene,

It has been far too long since I have talked to you.


Recently I happened upon this photograph of you and me, and I remembered how we lingered in the relative safety of that restaurant, giggling in the changing air pressure, and talking of other things until the sky outside was no longer green with potential for tornados. Tornado weather is strangely and simultaneously scary and exhilarating.


Looking at your face again after all this time, I thought of the kindness that you showed me so consistently, and of the fun that we had. Thank you again for your extensive gratis edit of my book, Aftermath of a Suicide, each and every one of the 365 pages of which was reviewed by you with professional care. You are a talented woman. Thank you for all the goofy fun we had in water aerobics at the YMCA, and for the good conversation we shared while dining out, dressed up to the nines, at interesting restaurants. Thank you for being my friend in Kansas City. I have admired you so very much.


I just wanted you to know that these warm thoughts of you are posted on my website inthetide.com, in my Blog flotsam and jetsam.


(The blurry, greenish photograph of us seems to reflect the turbulent tornado weather outside!)


Ever your friend, Annmarie

Caption: Irene Barnes Sessa and Annmarie Throckmorton

waiting out tornado weather in a nice restaurant in 2007

Caption: Irene Barnes Sessa's Facebook Banner 2019


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